Simple spinach soup

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This is a delicious and healthy recipe, packed full of iron, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid. Spinach is remarkable for its abilities to boost energy, increase vitality, maintain bone health and improve the quality of the blood. I am always looking for simple ways to ensure I get my 5 a day and this recipe is an easy way to get 2 portions per serving.

I tend to make a big batch (keeping a few servings in the fridge) and freeze the remainder into 6-8 separate freezer bags for quick lunches or snacks.

Let me know what you think and whether you have any great soup recipes of your own…..

Ingredients

  • 25g butter
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1-2 carrots chopped
  • 1 large leek chopped
  • 1 large stick of celery chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • 1 small potato peeled and chopped
  • salt and black pepper
  • 750ml stock (use one to two chicken or vegetable stock cubes)
  • 250ml semi skimmed milk
  • 2 x 200g bags of spinach

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a large pan at a medium heat.  Once softened remove from the pan and add the onion, carrot, leek, celery and potato. Stir and put on the lid. Sweat for 10-15 minutes, stirring a couple of times. Add the crushed garlic to the pan and cook on a low to medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Pour in the stock and milk and cook for a further 10 – 15 minutes until the potato is soft.
  3. Add in half of the spinach and cook for a couple of minutes until the spinach has wilted.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the remaining spinach and use a hand blender to blitz. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

It is so simple and delicious! I hope you enjoy.

Hollie x

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